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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way from the Airport


What was supposed to be a ten minute ride from the RDU airport to the hotel ended up being more than 30 minutes. I even had to stop at a gas station to ask someone for directions and I STILL GOT LOST.

Why did this happen? Because I was looking to cut down on expenses for my Business Boot Camp for Women Event. Here's the deal: Instead of hiring a limousine service to pick up my celebrity guests for this weekend's Business Boot Camp for Women Event, I decided to save on expenses and become the "celebrity chauffeur."

First guest to arrive is Bern Nadette Stanis. Most people know her as "Thelma" from the 70s hit TV show Good Times. She had to fly from Los Angeles to Atlanta and then to Raleigh-Durham. She was up at the crack of dawn to get here. The plane was about 30 minutes late. So instead of getting here BEFORE 11pm--she arrived closer to 11:45.

I waited patiently to see her come down the escalator. But instead of being one of the first off the plane, she was practically last. That's because we Baby Boomer Divas need to make a grand entrance--and that she did with her dark sunglasses on and bright pink luggage.

It was good to see her again. The last time was in Daytona Beach back in April. She still looks fabulous!

Now it's my job to get her to the hotel. You would think that someone who has lived in this area for more than 20 years would know how to get from point A to point B, but not me.

During this confusion, I learned something interesting about Bern Nadette. She's afraid of the dark---and let me tell you it was pitch black on some of those streets I was traveling on.

But we finally made it after I decided to use my house as my starting point :)

Be sure to stay tuned to this blog to find out more about the behind the scenes stories of my Business Boot Camp for Women Event.


Mitch said…
Now that's just a shame! Make sure you get pictures up soon of Miss Bern Adette!
Rhea said…
I can't wait to hear more about this event! Hi to Bernadette.
Betty Lynch said…
I wished I had been a fly in the back seat! Haha! Have a great week-end.


John McCann said…
Let me tell y'all about Beverly Mahone and being late and ... well, never mind.
PopArtDiva said…
I love limos when it comes to airports! Honestly, if you are taking yourself to the airport for a flight it really ends up being less expensive and is always less stressful!

I'll bet you don't decide to be "chauffeur" again soon!
I can't wait to hear more about this event! Hi to Bernadette.
I wished I had been a fly in the back seat!

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